These instep cleats are simple, compact, strong and light. The teeth are Grade 5 Titanium and are very durable. The crampons are built from 3 pieces welded together (no bends to fail) for the greatest strength possible. These are great for crossing spring and early summer snow drifts, when “traction devices” are not enough, but full crampons are over kill. The straps work well with everything from minimalist shoes to boots.